Secret Spots: 8 Perfectly hidden islands in Thailand - Part 5

Want to stay away from the crowds? Say goodbye to Koh Phi Phi and Koh Samui, say hello to these extremely scenic and unspoiled islands in Thailand that remain off the tourist radar! Today let's visit Koh Phra Thong.

Koh Phra Thong

Literally meaning “Golden Buddha Island”, Koh Phra Thong is known for its incredible landscapes, from dense mangrove forests to rocky outcroppings near the beach. What’s really interesting is the vast expanses of African-like savannah fields that dominate the inland area of the island, which you won’t find on any of the other islands on this list. The 88-square-kilometer island is separated from the mainland by a seven-meter-deep canal to the east. The northwestern shore faces the nearby islands of Koh Rang Nok and Koh Pho Ta, both accessible by kayak.